Date: c. 43 AD
"Those things that men's untutored hearts revere, sunk in the bondage of their bodies--jewels, gold, silver, and polished tables, huge and round--all these are earthly dross, for which the untainted spirit, conscious of its own nature, can have no love, since it is itself light and uncumbered, wa...
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— Seneca, Lucius Annaeus (c. 4 B.C. - A.D. 65)